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Book signing Thursday at Townhouse Galleries for Hartselle native

Hartselle native Ray N. Howell III will sign his new book, "The Crazy Kolinskis," on Thursday at Townhouse Galleries.

The event is from 1 to 6 p.m., and the store is at 509 11th St. S.E.

"This is my second book published but the first novel I've written," Howell said Tuesday.

The publisher is Carolina Avenue Press of Booneville, N.C.

Howell, 53, graduated from Morgan County High School, now Hartselle High, in 1972. He earned a bachelor's degree in
religion and philosophy in 1976 at Samford University, and
his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

Howell, senior minister of First Baptist Church of Lexington, N.C., wrote and produced "Lexington's 175th Historical Celebration" and the theatrical drama "False Alarm at Midnight."

He is a religion writer for The Dispatch and also the author of "Davidson County: Images of America."

Howell is the son of Dolly Howell and the late Ray Howell Jr. He and his wife, Joyce, a North Carolina native, have four children.

- Ronnie Thomas

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